Words from Wendy

Here are some lockdown reflections from Wendy who is one of the leaders of Building Blocks, our group for Preschool to Primary 1 children. We all grow at different rates. I’ve sown quite a lot of sunflowers this year – with my extra free time. In some ways...

What does mission look like in lockdown (part 2)

The Great Commission during lockdown I was never great at rhythm. Beating out in time comes naturally to some folks but not to me. Yet some of your comments on Matt 18:16-20 provoked me to appreciate that I need to get some rhythm in my life, as I am sure we all do....

What does mission look like in lockdown (part 1)

Joy mixed with frustration The weather has been glorious, which while in many ways is joyous it is something I am finding deeply frustrating. From the park at the end of our street we get a fantastic view over much of the city. The prominent profile of Drumgoyne on...

Where do broken hearts go? (part 2)

Where do all the lonely hearts go? It been really great to engage with folks Sunday by Sunday on QPlive. Whether you have simply watched or actively “chatted” online there has been a real sense of community. I recall being sent to a conference as a very junior...

Where do broken hearts go? (part 1)

“Where do broken hearts go?” …sang Whitney Houston many years ago. It’s a good question and one which she tragically was unable to answer in her own life.  Traumatic events, personal failures and overwhelming ordeals affect us all at various times and to varying...

Peace in troubled times (part 1)

I’ve got the peace that passes understanding Down in my heart, (where?) Down in my heart, (where?) Down in my heart, I’ve got the peace that passes understanding Down in my heart, (where?) Down in my heart to stay. (‘I’ve got the joy, joy, joy,...

Hope: Reflections on the Resurrection

Well friends, another week has passed in lockdown and we have experienced the strangest Easter of our lives. Across the globe, churches and cathedrals normally packed with people celebrating the resurrection of our Lord lie empty. But the Church of Jesus Christ has...

Easter Labyrinth 2020 at QPBC

Labyrinths have been used in churches since the middle ages. A labyrinth provides an opportunity to reflect and think about Jesus, it gives a contemplative space to pray and listen to God. Last year we offered an opportunity to prayer walk using an Easter Labyrinth....

Ruth at Pentecost

Pentecost, also known as the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot in Hebrew, occurs 7 weeks (50 days) after Passover and every year at Shavuot the Jews read the book of Ruth. The Jewish festivals are linked to the agricultural year and this period of weeks from Passover to...

The aroma fills the world

When Jesus came to Mary’s house at Bethany six days before his crucifixion, she wanted to find a way to thank him for raising her brother Lazarus from the dead, and to worship him for being ‘the resurrection and the life’ (John 11:25). She took the most precious thing...